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Office of Human Capital Services

People focused. Mission driven.

OHCS is moving all of our content to an intranet site specifically for NOAA employees located here. During this transition, this website will no longer be updated. Please contact hrwebmaster@noaa.gov with any questions or comments.

About OHCS

NOAA's employees are its most important asset. Their competence, creativity, commitment, diversity, and innovation are vital to the accomplishment of the NOAA mission and the Nation's interests. The NOAA Office of Human Capital Services (OHCS) provides policies, programs, and processes that facilitate the recruitment, hiring, development, and retention of a diverse, highly skilled, motivated, and effective workforce capable of accomplishing the Agency's mission.

OHCS Vision: NOAA enriches life through science; we enrich science through innovative human capital solutions.

OHCS Mission: NOAA is dedicated to delivering superior human capital services and solutions to NOAA leaders and employees. We infuse the Agency’s mission with the expertise needed to attract, develop, and retain NOAA’s #1 asset — our people.

Values and Behaviors

The OHCS provides NOAA-wide leadership to workforce management functions including strategic human capital planning, labor-management, about labor relations, employee relations, performance management, and incentive awards, executive resources, distance learning, leadership development, training and career development, worklife balance, and human resources data management and automation initiatives. Policy functions include family-friendly workplace practices such as telework, staffing, classification and pay policy guidance, as well as Commerce Alternative Personnel System policy guidance. The OHCS also provides recruitment, staffing, classification, and management advisory services, retirement and benefits counseling, workplace resources, and partnership with management to carry out NOAA's mission.

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Page last edited: May 28, 2018

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